13th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Archives Bazaar

13th-annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus

EXHIBITOR REGITRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please email Liza Posas at posas@usc.edu to be put on the waiting list.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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All Day. All in one Place.

Come and celebrate the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery. At the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions.

In addition to the wealth of information on display from exhibitors, day-long programming will feature preservation workshops and enlightening presenatations.

The USC Libraries serve as the host institution for L.A. as Subject, an alliance of libraries, museums, and other archival and cultural organizations. The relationship complements the USC libraries’ strong regional history collection and is a natural outgrowth of the libraries’ efforts to preserve and expand access to the primary sources of L.A. history.

USC is minutes from downtown Los Angeles and is easily accessible by major freeways and the Metro Expo line. Doheny Library is located in the center of campus, adjacent to Alumni Park and across from Bovard Auditorium, on Trousdale Avenue. For information regarding parking on campus, visit the Parking Services Website.

Visit https://laassubject.org/archives-bazaar for additional details.

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Orange County Archives in Action

Please share the Orange County Archives in Action Flyer PDF with your community.  You can register to exhibit your organization at https://goo.gl/FetrmB. If you have any questions, please contact the OC Archives in Action Planning Committee at ocarchivesbazaar@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!

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Symposium on Displacement, Diaspora and Documentation

Symposium on Displacement, Diaspora and Documentation

October 19, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:15pm

University of California, Los Angeles in Room 111 at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) Building

Forced displacement and other human migration crises raise complex interacting issues about nation-states, laws, borders, human rights, citizenship and identity, security, resource allocation, and information and communication technologies (ICT).  Integral to this complexity, documentation and particularly official records are pervasive and fundamental yet somehow rarely conspicuous.  Much attention has been focused on official verification of identities and citizenship of displaced persons and other migrants, vetting them for security risks, reunifying families, and determining whether or not they qualify for asylum and resettlement. However the issues that asylum seekers and other migrants confront in understanding, accessing, carrying, preserving and producing the kinds of authoritative documentation required for these as well as other bureaucratic processes in their future lives remain under-addressed.

This one day symposium is sponsored by the Refugee Rights in Records Project of the UCLA Department of Information Studies’ Center for Information as Evidence and the Liverpool University Centre for Archive Studies, as well as the Middle Eastern Rights Association. It will bring together speakers from a range of backgrounds: people with experience of coming to the United States as refugees, asylum seekers or economic migrants; those who assist and advocate for them; and record keepers, archivists and museum curators who manage official records or collect and (re)present documentation of displacement and diaspora.  Among topics to be addressed are:

•       Issues faced by child and women migrants and relating to family separation/reunification
•       Coping with trauma and health concerns
•       Education and literacy concerns and initiatives
•       Classification considerations and more existential identity dilemmas
•       Support infrastructure for personal recordkeeping
•       Development of a platform to ensure personal rights in and to bureaucratic records
•       Documenting and archiving current and historical personal and community displacement and diaspora experiences
•       The design and implementation of humanitarian-based information technologies interventions

The symposium is one of a series of workshops taking place across the globe in 2018 to highlight the issues linked to records and other documentation for refugees, asylum seekers and others forced by their circumstances to leave their homes and seek more secure lives and futures elsewhere.

To register to attend, please email Anne Gilliland at Gilliland@gseis.ucla.edu. Registration is free.
Program information to follow.

Professor and Chair, Ph.D. Program,  Department of Information Studies
Director, Archival Education and Research Initiative (AERI), aeri.website
Director, Center for Information as Evidence, GSE&IS

212 GSE&IS Building
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

OHA Archives Interest Group

“Since 1966, the Oral History Association has served as the principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history. OHA engages with policy makers, educators, and others to help foster best practices and encourage support for oral history and oral historians. With an international membership, OHA serves a broad and diverse audience including teachers, students, community historians, archivists, librarians, and filmmakers.”

OHA has an Archives Interest Group that provides pragmatic approaches to storing analog and born-digital files. This group was established at the 2014 OHA annual meeting. Participate in the annual meeting on October 10-14, 2018 at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

We recommend that you review the visual presentation created by Steven Sielaff at Baylor University.Video Preservation AIC Presentation_Page_01Video Preservation AIC Presentation

You can contact him directly at:

Steven Sielaff | Baylor University
Senior Editor & Collection Manager – Baylor University Institute for Oral History
One Bear Place, #97271
(312 Carroll Library)
Waco, TX 76798-7271
(254) 710-4644 – phone
www.baylor.edu/oralhistory